Continuing the series we look at the first 2/- Pre Decimal Machin Booklets: PVA gum
The date of the first known 2/- Pre Decimal Machin booklet is listed as May 1968. These have a yellowish orange cover and were printed by Harrison's.
These booklets contain 2 panes.
Pane 1: 2 x 1D olive and 2 x 3D violet horizontally se-tenant.
The panes are listed by Gibbons as SG UB5, The 1D values on the left and the 3D on the right.
Pane two is listed as SG UB10 and is made up of 4 x 4D sepia stamps with a centre phosphor bar.
Catalogue numbers and dates on the rear of the booklets are.
NP27 May 1968
NP28 July 1968
NP29 Aug 1968
The covers changed colour in September 1968 to light grey. More about these in Pt 4.